I can see my grass! It’s true. The snow has melted, and I can see my grass. So you know what that means? It’s time to start thinking SPRING and time to start thinking about your lawn and making sure you are taking the right steps to start the season off right. There are a few spring lawn care tips that will help you see that beautiful, green lawn again this year.
Inspect your lawn
The best place to start is by taking a walk around your lawn. Assess the effects that the winter had on your property. If you have a dog, you may have some additional damage. There is no quick cure for dog damage except lots of water to rinse the soil. In most cases, the grass will recover. If the damage is severe, resodding or seeding may be needed.
Perform a light raking of the entire lawn. This will help to remove dead grass and pick up and leaves or debris that were missed during the fall cleanup. If there are matted areas, it could be a sign of snow mold. Continue to rake that area to break it up. Getting the blades of grass to stand will help increase the air circulation to the roots. If the grass was left too long, an early mowing may help. Just remember – if the ground is still moist, be careful when raking so that you don’t uproot your turf!
Check your landscape plants
Some plants take a bit longer to recover from winter than others do, so be patient with your perennials. With your evergreens and bushes, check to see if any of the woody branches were injured by heavy snow. You can remove any broken branches right away, but be sure to wait until any buds have opened before your prune off the dead branches.
Spring is the time when your lawn and plants get a new start. It’s also the perfect time to lay the foundation for a beautiful summer. Spend a little bit of time now and you will be rewarded with a beautiful, healthy lawn!
A Sprinkler System on Ice!
Using your sprinkler system to make an . . . ice rink? Probably not something that you have heard of before, or even thought of for that matter! But this year, RainMaster made one customer’s ice skating dreams come true.
How’d they do it? By simply using the same strategies and products that we use all summer to water lawns! Our technicians added a waterline that came off of the existing sprinkler system, to fill the backyard ice rink. The result? A fun way to use rediscover your backyard during winter!
This is just another great example of the dedication of our amazing team here at RainMaster. Have a project that is a little outside the box? Give us a call, so we can make your dreams come true, too!
As a RainMaster customer, you are probably well aware of the benefits of the Spring Startup and the Fall Blowout of your sprinkler system. One service that a lot of customer’s don’t know as much about is the Mid-Summer checkup. This article will tell you a little bit more about what the mid-summer checkup is and why it is such a valuable service.
The mid-summer checkup brings us back to check on your sprinkler system when it’s working the hardest, and when your lawn needs your sprinkler system the most. It’s also the perfect time for our skilled technicians to scrutinize your spray coverage now that all your shrubs, bushes and flowers are in full growth. The irrigation timer is also reprogrammed for the hot, dry days of summer. Our complete follow-up inspection of your sprinkler system guarantees it will be operating at peak performance. The RainMaster mid-summer checkup protects your landscape investment and ensures your lawn and landscaping will be beautiful through the hottest days of summer.
By relying on RainMaster’s professional maintenance services in the spring, summer and fall, you avoid the common irritating problems that Mother Nature and time inevitably cause on an irrigation system. You’re left to enjoy the beauty of a plush, green lawn, the full benefits of water conservation and the delicate choreography of your finely-tuned sprinkler system.
Give us a call at 715.839.8484 to schedule your mid-summer checkup today!